Clean but sexy prom and pageant gowns are making Scala Eveningwear all the rage with fashion-minded teens. The body-conscious styles, including fitted and beaded halter dresses, slinky columns and portrait-back entrance...
Clean but sexy prom and pageant gowns are making Scala Eveningwear all the rage with fashion-minded teens. The body-conscious styles, including fitted and beaded halter dresses, slinky columns and portrait-back entrance makers are also a hit among parents who appreciate the value-driven price tags.
CHILDREN’S WEAR: CHICKEN NOODLE
Bright and whimsical prints — from kittens to clowns — that little girls love are the signature at Chicken Noodle, a moderate to better label that’s mostly found in specialty stores. Co-owner and designer April Ward, along with her husband and co-owner Rory Ward, founded the company about 12 years ago, with headquarters in Oakland, Calif
MEN’S: BARRY BRICKEN
Barry Bricken started designing men’s clothing in the Seventies when he and his brother took over the family men’s pant business in Baltimore with the goal of raising the quality and pricing. Bricken moved to New York and made his mark under his own label by tailoring British tweeds and Italian flannels into clean, classic clothing. Bricken also has a women’s collection and seven stores nationwide, including one in Dallas, and more to come.
SPORTSWEAR: CHRISTINE PHILLIPE
A heavy dose of novelty is just what the doctor ordered for Christine Phillipe, who has created a $10-million-a-year business by jazzing up sportswear with beading and embroidery. "About four years ago, I really concentrated on a new stretch fabric and unusual novelty-decorated sportswear because I didn’t see much of that in the market," Phillipe reflected. "Our customer is 25 to 75 and she wants to look special and be noticed. She feels like a movie star whether she is a size 16 or a size 2." The award came as a big surprise to Phillipe, even though she has seen her Dallas business grow considerably over the past year. "It feels heavenly," she sighed. " We are so honored to have won this, you have no idea."
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia